Street Art – Glastonbury Style

If you visit Glastonbury you may well see many of these stunning works if art, designed to make you stop and think and teach us all a lesson in impermanence. Just a drop of rain and these works of art are lost forever.

Look at where your feet are travelling when you visit here because that is where you will find magik and beauty.

The artist ‘Gaz’ will gladly chat with you and tell you his inspiration and the lessons he has learnt on his journey.

Thanks to Gaz for allowing his work to be photographed.

Unmentionables

TheFeatheredSleep

What can’t be said aloud

or even blown into an envelope

placed in a bottle and set to sea

or kept beneath your pillow in diary

those words and feelings without words cannot

find a place of expression

for a multitude of reasons or just one

you carry them around like a weight

dripping from your neck

sometimes in a weak moment

you feel yourself urging to spill

the bunting and string it high

confidences for everyone to see

what’s the worst that could happen?

and yet, you know, the worst

is bad enough to keep

you quiet

how many others, you wonder

carry their own list of unmentionables

and what would they be?

any in common or always unique?

if you let someone know

the sum of you

would they

grow bored?

become disgusted?

smile and say ‘i understand’

when they did not?

who can understand the deep of…

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An Orange A Day …

I heard about this on the news this morning and thought all of the authors out there might be interested. Macular degeneration can be slowed down, and this is worth knowing about. So far there is no known cure for it.

We spend our days and nights looking at screens and books. We are constantly straining our eyes, we need to look after them as they are an important tool of our trade.

The study that has been running for the last 15 years is showing that there could be a simple way to look after our eyes. Eat an orange a day… Yes it’s that simple.

The study was done in Australia with 2,000 adults aged 50 and over and along with other fruits/veg and taking vitamins the study showed that the only thing that had a distinct effect was eating oranges. In fact it showed 60% of the adults that ate an orange a day showed little to no macular degeneration against the other trial groups that tried other means. It doesn’t say whether orange juice has the same properties. Maybe that will need further investigation but this indeed is good news for all of us.

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I for one am off to get a bag of oranges…

Expansion 

S C Richmond

This is in my opinion one of the most beautiful, evocative sculptures in the world. By Paige Bradley this piece was famously photographed in New York.

“From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a box already built for us to fit inside. Our umbilical cord never seems to be severed; we only find new needs to fill.If we disconnected and severed our attachments, would we shatter our confinements and expand beyond our shell?Would the world look different? Would we recognize ourselves?Are we the box that we are inside, and to be authentically ‘un-contained’ would we still be able to exist?This is the irony of containment. As long as we don’t push on the walls of our surroundings, we may never know how strong we really are.”PAIGE BRADLEY

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‘Expansion’ was sold to a private collector, so I may never have the chance to see the real…

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Thai Cave Rescue

This is such good news, the world has held its breath for the past weeks and now it’s time to celebrate the hard work of all the rescuers and remember that although all of the boys are out safely a Thai Navy Seal has lost his life in the rescue. As our hearts go out to his family it highlighted just how treacherous this rescue was, he was a hero and an important part of the team.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44782132

Here is the BBC coverage if you haven’t caught up on all of the news.

wai

 

 

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